Thanksgiving day was beautiful as always with my mom thinking of every last detail to make the most delicious food and a relaxed yet classic environment. This year was Dan’s first Thanksgiving with us and he was quite impressed by how much good food was on the table and how easy my parents made all of the preparation seem.
I started Thursday morning off with Dan on a “fun” run, then we enjoyed latte’s spiked with Bailey’s, Kahlua and/or Rum while the turkey was finishing up in the oven and the first football game was wrapping up.
Grandma arrived around noon with a bag full of cookies for my brother since he misses the Christmas batch while he’s in Europe. She also made her famous pumpkin bread for the dinner table and it was tasty as always.
Conversation was kept light and mouths were kept full at the table, with occasional conversation about our jobs, where Dan grew up and how perfect the turkey was.
Our cousins Rachel and Bethany stopped in right as we had finished eating and we had fun chatting with them over drinks (and sparkling cider) before they were off to their Thanksgiving meal. It was a great day with the family and there wasn’t much of a dent made in the food even after Dan, Matt and my dad had seconds and thirds.
If you aren’t sick already from your own turkey day leftovers, here’s the photo roll of the food and the details. (homemade apple and pumpkin pies not included).
I have so much to be thankful for in my life!